Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Chicago FOP chief to meet with Trump admin, plans to ask for help

    CHICAGO — The president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police flew to Washington Monday morning for a meeting on Chicago’s gun violence with members of the Trump Administration. Dean Angelo tells WGN News it’s unclear when the meeting will take place and whether President Trump will be there. He was assured it would be early in the week. Angelo says he’s excited for the chance to speak on behalf of 12,000 officers who are doing their jobs under the cloud of public […]

  • ‘Surge pricing’ plan for on-street parking near Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago may permit so-called “surge pricing” on street parking during special events. The City Council is already preparing a plan to double the price of metered parking around Wrigley Field during Cubs games or concerts to $4 an hour as part of this year’s budget, according to the Chicago Tribune. The city’s Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown said she wanted to increase street parking from $2 to $12 an hour. She’d like to expand “surge […]

  • Chicago Alderman Deb Mell’s office burglarized

    CHICAGO — Someone broke into 33rd Ward Ald. Deb Mell’s office overnight. Police arrived Monday morning in the 3300 block of West Irving Park Road to find the glass door to the office shattered. They say a man took off on foot with some computer equipment. No one is in custody yet. Police are collecting fingerprints. “Right now, I just really want to let the detectives do their work and we’re going to get back and do our work,” Mell said. “I’m really […]

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — All southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Balbo are back open after a fatal crash overnight. LANES BACK OPEN Southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo Dr after fatal crash and investigation pic.twitter.com/EkiNy4jjf7 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 10, 2017 The accident involving two cars happened around 1:15 a.m. Friday on southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo. Police say one car was going south in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive as a car going northbound made a left […]

  • Study: 9 of Illinois’ 10 most ‘structurally deficient’ bridges are in Chicago area

    CHICAGO — A recent study finds, almost 10 percent of Chicago’s bridges are structurally deficient and need repair. Among the worst is the Wilson Avenue bridge at Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1933. Chunks of concrete frequently fall to the sidewalk or pavement below. Statewide, nine out of 10 “structurally deficient” bridges are in the Chicago area, according to a recent study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. The term “structurally deficient” does not mean the bridges are in […]

  • As many as 18 cases of mumps suspected in suburban school

    BARRINGTON, Ill. —There are now two confirmed cases of mumps at Barrington High School, but there may be as many as 18 more cases in the school. Lake County health officials believe the number will grow. The Chicago Tribune reports the two new cases involve one student and one adult. For now, school officials are referring to the mumps cases as a “cluster,” not an outbreak. The disease is commonly spread through sneezing, coughing, sharing of cups or items that […]

  • Search for missing Deputy taking place at a home in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — The search for a former Will County sheriff’s deputy who vanished decades ago is ongoing on Friday at a home in Joliet. The Illinois State Police and the FBI are digging in the house’s basement. Authorities say new leads brought them back to the home, but won’t reveal details. Robin Abrams’ relatives say police told them the information was credible. Family members say a K-9 Unit recently got a hit. Abrams was a member of the sheriff’s […]

  • $10,500 reward offered to find suspect who fatally shot 2-year-old

    CHICAGO — A $10,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a two year-old boy. Ten business owners and former Chicago Bear Richard Dent have contributed to the cause. Lavontay White was killed in an alley near Ogden and Kostner on Tuesday. He was in a car with his uncle, a man police say was a known gang member. The uncle’s pregnant girlfriend was also in the vehicle. The uncle died. The girlfriend was […]

  • Law enforcement, lawmakers tackle growing opioid epidemic

    CHICAGO — Lawmakers and law enforcement officials met on Chicago’s West Side Monday to talk about the growing opioid epidemic affecting Illinois and the rest of the nation. Officials say many of those using opioids and overdosing are in their teens and 20’s. They say it’s important to start educating kids in middle school and high school so they understand the dangers of opioids and stay away from them.

  • At least 188,000 ordered to evacuate over concerns at California dam system

    At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam. The dam, which is the nation’s tallest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which guards against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, was eroding Sunday. The damage prompted a mandatory evacuation for cities and counties near Lake Oroville. In the worst case scenario, one official said, an uncontrolled release from the dam could send a 30-foot […]